Willa Dean Roark Driver, age 82, of the Midway Community in Allen County, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Macon County General Hospital.

 

Willa Dean Roark Driver, age 82, of the Midway Community in Allen County, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Macon County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 21, at
1 p.m., from chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Jeff Blackwell officiating.  Chris Phillips, Shane Phillips, Randy Driver, Jerry Driver, Chris Schlafke, and James Ray served as pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Anderson Memorial Park.
She was born on October 20, 1927 in Allen County, KY, to her parents; the late Connie Carson and Ercie Lillian Franklin Roark.  
Willa Dean was married on December 1, 1945 to Calvin, better known as, Quentin Driver, they shared a wonderful fifty-two years together and raised a son and two daughters, Quentin preceded her in death on February 25, 1997. Besides her husband, Willa Dean was also preceded in death by her Father, Connie Carson Roark, Mother, Ercie Lillian Roark, Brothers, Melvin, Blondell, and Murl Thomas Roark, Sister, Trevell Roark, Son-in-law, Richard Phillips.
Willa Dean worked for Imperial Reading until it closed in 1978, then she went to work for Lafayette Apparel where she retired in 1995. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking for her family; never did you go to her home that she did not have something on the stove. Willa Dean was a dedicated mother, granny, and great-granny, whose life revolved around her family.  She was a member of the Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Willa Dean will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by; Son, Darrel and wife Brenda Driver, Daughters, Carol and husband Roger Cook, Barbara Phillips, all of Lafayette, TN, Brothers, Donald and wife Maurice Roark of Monroe County, KY, Elmer and wife Joyce Roark of Indianapolis, Sisters, Ina Faye Mahaney, Catherine Doss both of Lafayette, TN,
Sister-in-laws, Sue Roark of Allen County, KY, Betty Wheeler of Red Boiling Springs, TN, Grandchildren, Chris and wife Kim Phillips, Shane and wife Stephanie Phillips, Randy and wife Tammy Driver, Jerry and wife Tammy Driver all of Lafayette, TN, Emily and husband Chris Schlafke of Glasgow, KY, Great-grandchildren, Dalton and Brooklyn Driver, Riley and Carly Phillips, Lane and Chase Schlafke, Step great-grandchild, Cassie Russell,
Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, of Lafayette was in charge of arrangement.